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  • Julie Conaway
Your family: That "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" Moment

(Play the song while you read - there's no video to watch, just listen!)

It's an old song - "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" - made famous by Frank Sinatra.  The lyrics describe a man's love-at-first-sight meeting with the woman who would become his wife.  Accidentally bumping into her at a country dance, he turned and saw..."polka dots and moonbeams", sparkling all around this dream of a woman.

What an image!  To be so dazzled at the sight of someone that you see - "polka dots and moonbeams"!  As much as I love my husband and cherish our first meeting, I can't say that my first sight of him - walking in the rain, wearing a black trench coat and carrying a tuba - actually inspired sparkles and lights...  But I have had that "polka dots and moonbeams" moment several times in my life when I immediately loved the person or people I was seeing.

The first glimpse I had of my son came a few hours after his birth, which I had to sleep through.  Jesse had the sweetest face, and just enough red fuzz on his head to give him an angelic glow.  When I saw his face and held him...BAM...polka dots and moonbeams!

8 1/2 years later, with me wide awake and pushing this time, Katherine arrived.  She was tiny, with blonde hair and blue eyes that could melt your heart.  Even though Jesse had been hoping for a baby brother, the pride he had when he held his baby sister was evident.  He was smitten...polka dots and moonbeams!

2 1/2 more years passed, and again a little blonde-haired blue-eyed girl came into our lives.  Lily was born on a snowy day in December when the rest of the family had the flu.  Katherine had to wait a few days to meet her "baby sisser", but when Lily finally came home Kat was the first to hold her.  Seeing the two sisters meet for the first time - wow, polka dots and moonbeams! 

Our family is complete now, but I expect more "Polkadots & Moonbeams" moments to come in our lives.  Will you share your special memories of meeting loved ones for the first time... your "Polkadots and Moonbeams Moments"... with us?

  • Julie Conaway

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